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Video killed the radio star sang the one hit wonder band, The Buggles.

The song predicted and lamented how technology was changing everything and is often used to suggest a big shift underway in an industry.

Below are some of the industries under siege and why. Typically there are four factors that amplify disruption in a sector.

  • a new entrant refocuses on customer needs to address an existing issue with a product or service
  • the new entrant usually uses a technology enabler to gain the advantage over the incumbent
  • the nature of the disruption was not foreseen and so regulations are absent or insufficient
  • availability of well-funded investors with an appetite for risk
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